Friend of the Court: SMILE Program

SMILE (Start Making It Livable for Everyone) is a one session, 90 minute educational program held once a month for parents with a new domestic relations case in St. Joseph County.

Parents who have a pending divorce case with minor children are required to attend this program. They receive a letter, signed by their Judge, notifying them of their scheduled meeting. The program is held in the lower level meeting rooms of the New Courts Building, Centreville, MI.

Other parents interested in attending SMILE may register by calling the Friend of the Court at (269) 467-5570.

The program assists parents to better understand the effects of divorce, the needs of their children and how to promote their children's healthy adjustment to divorce. Detailed information about the Friend of the Court office is also provided.

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Friend of the Court

William Thistlethwaite

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 249
Centreville, MI 49032

Office Information

Friend of the Court
125 W. Main St.
Centreville MI, 49032
Courts' Building - Lower Level
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Hours: M-F, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
*Closed on County Holidays

Phone Number: (269) 467-5570
Toll free account information line:
(877) 543-2660 (24 hours)
Fax Number: (269) 467-5579
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